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Fierce! - Sunday Circle Magazine Shoot

Released with the Sunday circle magazine on sunday, here is how we shot Fierce! - the fashion editorial which featured a current fashion trend - animal prints.


The Team:

Model: Giulia @ Supernova Model Management

Make-up was done by Jean Zammit at Inglot Malta

Hair by Toni & Guy Malta

Styling by Caroline Paris

Photography by Kurt Paris

Shot at the Meridiana Wine Estate

Here are some of the shots from the shoot, we used a single Bowens 500w strobe in many of the shots, and then a YongNuo ring LED when the space got a little more restricted. LEDs have become incredibly useful and versatile since they allow you to remain quite portable but also light up pretty tight spaces. The quality of their light is still not as high or accurate as with good studio strobes, however it does produce a punchy/contrasty image that works really well with particular editing or especially in Black and White

Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)

Charles & Ron Backstage @ EBM Fashion First

Set in the lovely gardens of Palazzo Parisio - yesterday we had the pleasure of enjoying Charles & Ron’s Palazzo collection, their Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection. This was a particularly happy moment for me because they launched this collection in Malta during the time i was abroad for Milan Fashion Week, and even though milan was pretty special this year - i’m still a sucker for maltese design, particularly Charles & Ron’s

The palazzo collection was inspired by Palazzo Parisio and features elements from this beautiful place. This fashion show being in the same location fit in quite nicely :)

The fashion show was part of the EBM - Fashion First at Palazzo Parisio, organised by Events by Martin where we also had a photography exhibition and a fashion panel discussion hosted by Peter Carbonaro which included yours truly, Carina Camilleri and Julia Boikova. Check out the recorded live stream here

Without further ado, here are some of the photos from backstage. Models by Models M, Hair by Neville roman Zammit and his team, makeup by Inglot Malta

Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)


Waterfairy, Reflections

Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)
Photo: Kurt Paris (http://www.kurtparis.com)

This was a very simple shoot which centered around the fantastic Biljana Boric. I think that one of the defining characteristics of a good model is the versatility and raw emotion that they bring to the table.

Armed with a YongNuo YN360 LED panel (and hoping not to be the first photographer in malta to lose a 5Dmk4 to the water) we headed to Ghajn tuffieha bay. Water at night has a very interesting quality to it and it changes drastically depending on the angle you are shooting at and also the angle of the light. Change these and you go from a transparent texture to a mirror

Malta Fashion Week - Rosemarie Abela Al-Magrib

Another in the series of fashion editorial photo-shoots done as part of Malta Fashion Week - Rosemarie Abela's Al Magrib collection. Valletta's older areas which are still a bit raw provided us with some great backdrops. The maltese limestone tends to really throw a yellow hue on the outfit, thanks to all the sunlight light that bounces off it and onto the clothes. So to add a bit of drama and also to bring out the lovely colours and texture in the clothes - you guessed it - one Bowens 500w strobe with a beauty dish. The main difference this time is that we kept it off angle to give some nice shadows on the models

MFWA 2018 - Kurt Paris (https://www.kurtparis.com)
MFWA 2018 - Kurt Paris (https://www.kurtparis.com)
MFWA 2018 - Kurt Paris (https://www.kurtparis.com)
MFWA 2018 - Kurt Paris (https://www.kurtparis.com)
MFWA 2018 - Kurt Paris (https://www.kurtparis.com)

The team behind the shoot:

  • Model: Venla from Models M and Francesca from Supernova Model Management
  • Makeup: Elaine Galea
  • Designer: Rosemarie Abela
  • Hair-styling: Flavia @ dcolorpallet
  • Photography: Kurt Paris

Black & White Portraits

Righy, let's get this blog on the road. 

I'm currently very much in a Black and White mood, so this is a perfect time to take some Portraits (in Black & White of course :)) in the studio. Click on each photo to see the full shebang.

Firstly, let's start with the lovely Claire Ciantar from Supernova Models. Whilst we were working on another shoot we took a quick time-out to take this portrait. Make-up by Shasha and Hairstyling by Jonathan @ Screen

The lighting setup for this shot was simple: a Bowens Gemini Pro 500w w/ Bowens Beauty Dish - above and to the model's left.

Simple styling, light  and less-than-my-normal contrast in editing, provide a softer look for Claire

The second shot is of Gaby Curmi, also from Supernova Models. Makeup was done by Krista Paris.  The lighting setup of this shot is very similar to previous shot. 

Curly hair & an oversized Boyfriend's Shirt with high contrast B&W editing for Gaby's Look

And last but not least, this shot was actually the first in this current round of black and white portraits - showcasing necklaces from Aura and the expressive Estelle (Also from Supernova). Hair and Makeup also by Krista Paris

Dark Shadows, Bare skin and a statement necklace for the fierce Estelle

Comments, Criticism & queries are always welcome :)

That's all for now, hope everyone's having a lovely weekend

Kurt